Google has issued a new update for Chrome that fixes a number of vulnerabilities with the popular browser that is used by about 2.6 billion users across the world. The update comes as an emergency fix after a zero-day vulnerability was discovered that attackers are already exploiting.
“Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2021-4102 exists in the wild,” the company said. It added that “the Stable channel has been updated to 96.0.4664.110 for Windows, Mac and Linux which will roll out over the coming days/weeks.” and “extended stable channel has also been updated to 96.0.4664.110 for Windows and Mac which will roll out over the coming days/weeks.”
The five vulnerabilities fixed include CVE-2021-4099, CVE-2021-4100, CVE-2021-4101 and CVE-2021-4102. There isn’t a lot known about the technical details of the five vulnerabilities, which is likely something Google will make public after the new update that rectifies the same has been installed by all users.
The government’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) recently issued a warning asking all Chrome users to update to the latest version as soon as…